The upcoming 2016 Grammy Award nominations were rolled out this morning and the verdict was in that Kendrick Lamar had made history.
The “good kid” hailing from the streets of Compton surpassed Eminem to become the rapper with the most nominations in history with a grand total of eleven. Among his tally of potential milestones is the Grammy award for Song Of The Year (“Alright”), Best Rap album and not to mention the most coveted honor of the night with the Album of the Year for the list-topping To Pimp a Butterfly.
But the elephant in the room is still the notion that the Grammy committee relishes in inconsistent voting practices and the popular artist generally runs away with the awards. In this particular instance, that would be Taylor Swift, who has seven nominations by herself and is blocking Kendrick’s path to winning any of the awards outside of the Hip-Hop category. After all her 2014 release, 1989, is nearing diamond status as whole and also sports a handful of platinum singles in its own right.
It is fun-loving pop versus social relevant music of the conflicted people–and music fans don’t think K. Dot has a chance in hell. Take a look at some of Kendrick Lamar Taylor Swift Album of the Year arguments in the gallery below.